Published: 10.05.2016
GSS, Ganit Saar Sangraha

The Gaṇitasārasaṃgraha is a very significant Sanskrit treatise on mathematics, maybe the first one to have survived in a complete form.

It was composed by Mahāvīrācārya, a Jaina Digambara ācārya living in the 9th century during the reign of Amoghavarṣa, a Rāṣṭrakūṭa king ruling in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

The discovery, edition and translation into English of this text were done by M. Rangacharya who had chanced upon a few of its manuscripts in the Government Oriental Manuscripts Library (GOML) at Madras. His publication (1912) has been a landmark in the historiography of Indian mathematics as it has introduced to the international community of scholars this voluminous text containing more than a thousand verses.


Dr. Catherine Morice-Singh
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